Remove from the oven, and let the choux pastry cases cool completely in a draft-free area. I’ve failed so many times trying soo many different choux recipes T.T this one worked beautifully. Eclairs are a bit trickier than profiteroles when it comes to maintaining their shape. Chances are there’s stuff in your pastry batter that shouldn’t be in there. These pastries are detailed, delicate and absolutely delicious in every way. (I add Gruyere.) I have made a lot of creampuffs before and was wondering if I could substitute butter with yogurt? Pastry flour has less gluten than AP flour. NEVER! I tried the profiteroles with both the chocolate and vanilla creme pat and they turned out great! If you baked them at 350°F or lower, then increase the oven temperature. I’m so glad that these worked for you! I will try yhis recipe again. I have no doubt it can be done and will absolutely work at it, but would love some help!

If your choux pastry recipe doesn’t always work, then THIS foolproof perfect choux pastry guide is for you. This is true for store bought cream puff shells as well as eclair shells. facilitates the rise of the pastry because the high heat causes the water to evaporate faster, thereby raising the pastry faster and higher. Just make sure that the last egg (4th), is whisked in a small bowl and it’s added only a little at a time to prevent the dough from being too runny. As mentioned earlier, I like to have all the eggs whisked well in a jug first, before adding it to the dough. Yes you are absolutely right about the dough being stiffer,i always find that when i pipe the second batch on the tray,the consistency of the dough has changed (about 40minutes away from the first batch) . I hope that helps. Cut the butter into pats (or smaller), to ensure that it melts BEFORE the water comes to a boil. Sieve together the flour, salt and sugar onto a piece of parchment paper. Hope that helps! But now I’ve found that pricking the shells during the last 5-10 minutes of baking helps dry out the shells more, and keep them crisp and sturdy.

Add the beaten egg a little at a time until the consistency described above is reached. Leave the choux pastry in the oven till cooled. When the dough is cool, beat the eggs in a clean bowl with a fork. Steam helps with the rising, so I find that spraying the baking sheet with water prior to piping on the dough helps to achieve a better choux. If it does not, continue to add eggs. The only thing I have not done is poke a hole in the gougeres…….because I have gotten the hollow insides without doing that I am not sure if that is necessary. Or you can store cooled choux pastry shells in an air-tight container for up to one day. Then…I refridgerated my dough overnight and the second batch baked off all funky. My first succesfull choux pastry!!! I’m sorry for the late reply

My food is a reflection of those amazing experiences! Bread flour needs more eggs than if you used AP flour. The texture of the pastry will be a bit odd because the flour contains 'leavening agents' which makes dough lighter and puffier. This site is powered by Drupal. the “spoon test”. This could be a heat distribution issue with your oven as well. Can I use margarine to make choux pastry?

(This will create steam as the choux buns cook in the oven.). When I add my flour into my melted butter and water it doesn’t come together how do I fix this. Here’s a good kitchen scale that you can use, that is inexpensive. This is true for any kind of baking. The unfilled, baked profiteroles freeze really well and just need crisping up in a hot oven after defrosting.Equipment and preparation: You will need a plain-nozzle piping bag. This has never happened to me, so I can’t be sure what might be causing it. use 5 oz / 145 g for a firmer shell (like for eclairs), weighed with the shell, about 4 large eggs, use less if using table salt, or fine salt. But choux's versatility makes it useful for savory preparations like gougeres and even French gnocchi. Hi – Thank you for the excellent details and the informative photos. If the spoon falls over, that’s a clear indication that there’s still too much liquid/moisture in the dough. I don’t generally like using pastry flour for my filled choux pastry though – just my personal preference. Thank you, Dini! Home | That means it has too little flour, or too much liquid in the form of water, eggs and/or butter. I am using convection oven. I’ve read that the addition of completely dissolved salt apparently helps prevent cracks from being formed on the shell, although I’m not sure why.